Living Rent



Christmas eviction ban introduced for private tenants

Enforcement of evictions from rented properties will be halted in Scotland for a six week period until mid-January, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 4 December 2020

Living Rent calls for end to housing insecurity in 2020/21 manifesto

Living Rent has published its 2020/21 manifesto highlighting the shortage of housing in Scotland and has issued a call for an end to housing insecurity. 

Published 14 October 2020

Programme for Government: Scottish Government 'disappoints' on social housing and renter support

The Scottish Government is to establish a £10 million Tenant Hardship Loan Fund to help those struggling to pay rent during the coronavirus crisis.

Published 2 September 2020

Tenants' union launches campaign to protect Scotland's renters after coronavirus

Tenants’ union Living Rent will launch a new campaign tomorrow calling for an extension to the Scottish Government’s eviction ban and emergency financial support for tenants.

Published 17 July 2020

Living Rent issues ‘notice’ that tenants will fight evictions

Tenants’ union Living Rent issued ‘notice’ to letting agents, landlords and courts that evictions will be met “with resistance” as the First Tier Housing Tribunal reopened yesterday.

Published 10 July 2020

Charities issue joint call for extension of moratorium on evictions

The current moratorium on evictions in Scotland must be extended beyond the current timeframe and include those who are actively trying to ensure their rent arrears are dealt with, according to a number of charities.

Published 26 May 2020

Scientific Advisory Panel member endorses tenant hygiene campaign

The campaign from Living Rent for registered social landlords (RSLs) to be legally mandated to maintain communal hygiene during the coronavirus crisis has gained a high-level signatory ahead of their demands being submitted to the Scottish Government this week.

Published 4 May 2020

Living Rent launches new survey with call for communal hygiene legislation

Living Rent has launched a new survey to gain a clearer idea of how coronavirus has affected working and living conditions for tenants in Scotland.

Published 22 April 2020

Scottish Government to ban all evictions for six months

Emergency coronavirus legislation will include a six-month ban on evictions from social and private rented sector accommodation, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 25 March 2020

Thousands call for emergency protections for tenants during pandemic

A petition calling on the Scottish Government to take emergency measures to protect tenants from coronavirus has attracted thousands of signatures.

Published 18 March 2020

Landlords ‘should not evict tenants’ facing financial hardship due to coronavirus, says housing minister

The Scottish Government is “actively considering” measures to prevent tenants from being evicted because of financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, housing minister Kevin Stewart has confirmed.

Published 16 March 2020

Living Rent launches charter to end Universal Credit evictions

Tenants’ union Living Rent has continued its campaign for housing associations in Glasgow to commit to not carry out evictions stemming from debts caused by Universal Credit with the launch of a new charter.

Published 5 March 2020

Tenants’ group shuts down property investment workshop

Living Rent has hailed the success of its actions last week after protesters from the tenants’ union shut down a property investment workshop in Edinburgh.

Published 2 March 2020

Living Rent to protest Edinburgh property event

Tenants’ union Living Rent is to protest a workshop planned by BBC One presenter Martin Roberts in Edinburgh tomorrow.

Published 26 February 2020

Councils empowered to introduce short-term lets control areas

Local authorities are to be given new powers to regulate short-term lets where they decide this is in the interests of local communities, under measures to be introduced by the Scottish Government.

Published 9 January 2020